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Creative Director
Summary
Title:Creative Director
ID:1037
Department:Marketing
Description

Creative Director

Freestyle is seeking a full-time creative director. This leadership position is responsible for the overall supervision of the agency’s creative services (video, design, copy and web development) as well as taking strategic marketing plans and interpreting them into “big ideas.” The creative director interfaces between the client, the account team and the creative department while reporting to the president.

The creative director manages all creative projects within the agency staff and selects which freelancers will work on certain creative assignments.  The creative director approves all creative work before presentation to the client, first reviewing the creative work with the account team, taking the account team’s requests for change into consideration. Most of all, the creative director should have a “vision” about the importance of the creative product to the future success of the agency. 

Responsibilities:

  • Directs the creative services at the agency and strives for excellence in everything from concept to completion of every project on schedule
  • Leads creative concepting for the Freestyle team
  • Works closely with account services to solve marketing problems through smart, well-designed advertising and collateral materials that help sell products and maintain a good image for clients and agency
  • Manages the creative department (design, copywriting, video and web development)
  • Directs Freestyle’s internal marketing and client commercials
  • Attends client meeting as needed (along with the account team) to develop creative strategies and implements all creative requirements including copy, layout, illustrations, final art and photography
  • Confirms client review and delivery schedules with account manager and assigns jobs to creative team
  • Oversees creative solutions and presents those to account manager for internal approval at a date determined in the initial creative input meeting
  • Directs work to assure on-schedule delivery for client review
  • Is called on request of account manager, or by his/her own request, to pitch creative at client presentations
  • Selects vendors for jobs and is involved along with the creative team in signing off on website, layouts, artwork, photography, proofs and proposals
  • Oversees selection and management of all freelance services
  • Interviews and screens applicants for creative positions as well as hiring and terminating
  • Maintains current working knowledge of creative skills, software and programs to ensure entire creative department as well as individual staff members remain on the leading edge of essential technology and skills
  • Oversees the creative department budget
  • Schedules and authorizes payment for creative team skills training
  • Represents the agency at creative/professional/civic functions
  • Embodies Freestyle’s core values and mission
  • Supports business development with creative needs and pitches Freestyle’s creative services to potential new clients as needed

Position requirements:

  • Related experience in a creative field (agency experience a plus)
  • Management experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Ability to effectively communicate both visually and verbally
  • Desire to work in a creative, collaborative environment
  • Ability to multi-task while being thorough, accurate and detail-oriented
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
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